A paradigm shift fully self-powered long-distance wireless sensing solution enabled by discharge-induced displacement current

Haoyu Wang, Jiaqi Wang, Kuanming Yao, Jingjing Fu, Xin Xia, Ruirui Zhang, Jiyu Li, Guoqiang Xu, Lingyun Wang, Jingchao Yang, Jie Lai, Yuan Dai, Zhengyou Zhang, Anyin Li, Yuyan Zhu, Xinge Yu, Zhong Lin Wang, Yunlong Zi

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The rapid development of the Internet of Things depends on wireless devices and their network. Traditional wireless sensing and transmission technology still requires multiple modules for sensing, signal modulation, transmission, and power, making the whole system bulky, rigid, and costly. Here, we proposed a paradigm shift wireless sensing solution based on the breakdown discharge–induced displacement current. Through that, we can combine the abovementioned functional modules in a single unit of self-powered wireless sensing e-sticker (SWISE), which features a small size (down to 9 mm by 9 mm) and long effective transmission distance (>30 m) when compared to existing wireless sensing technologies. Furthermore, SWISEs have functions of multipoint motion sensing and gas detection in fully self-powered manner. This work proposes a solution for flexible self-powered wireless sensing platforms, which shows great potential for implantable and wearable electronics, robotics, health care, infrastructure monitoring, human-machine interface, virtual reality, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbereabi6751
JournalScience advances
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

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